Monday, November 17, 2008

She & Him

Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

Band: She & Him
Genre: Indie

Voting ends on: Monday, November 24th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 3 votes
She - 10 votes
Him - 2 votes

I am going to take a risk and say the analysis of the band photo this week was mildly influenced by ZOOEYMANIA. But, a vote is a vote. She is in charge!


McGone said...

I would let Zooey Deschanel be in charge of everything if it came right down to it. Right now she's leading my elevated heart rate.

I would totally see the band if it was just She. But Him? Not so much.

Zooey is The Leader.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

I have to say that today I eschew patriarchial hierarchical dichotomies and say they both are. He sorts out the food, the bus and the bookings, she is really good at keeping accounts, remembering where they are supposed to be and keepig the artistic focus.

Jared X said...

Female movie star and real musician combine for duets? Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow recorded that duet with Huey Lewis for that movie about the Karaoke tournament? Me neither.

Anyway, if the guy were in charge, the band would be called He & Her. Zooey's in charge.

Splotchy said...

I eschew patriarchial hierarchical dichotomies

Just remember to eschew with your mouth closed. Yes, I am being willfully stupid.

Jillian said...


Tracie said...

If you've ever seen them perform live, you'd see that Matt is in charge.

Zooey may be the front woman, but she always looks to him for support and reassurance.

McGone said...

BTW, Splotch - When I click to embiggen the picture for more Zooey goodness I instead see the crotch in the stairwell from last week.

Splotchy said...

Tracie, keep in mind that the voting is centered around the photo posted. I am more interested in determining who is in charge in the photo, not necessarily who is really in charge.

McGone, I am sorry to have scarred you with that (though Crotch in the Stairwell sounds like a nice bandname). Link is fixed now.

TheOtherJennifer said...

Zooey reminds me of a jingle "ooey gooey rich and chewy inside, golden tender cakey flakey outside..."

I don't dig her dress dickey but cause she's a cool chick I say Zooey is in charge.

If he were in charge it would be "Me and My Ginormous Shining Ego"

heals said...

Zooey Deschanel was a contestant on the Ultra Mundane Alternative Indie Girl Tryouts. She's also parlayed her Indie success into a movie career. Simply put, she's a game changer. She's in Charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

As in Mumford and on the Heart of Gold, Zooey's in charge.

Dealer Man said...

She led Arthur around the universe. She led a former police man, a half-wit former inventor, and a beasty telepath around the Outer Zone. Now she leads this duo. Seems like a natural progresion to me.

Splotchy said...

You guys are a bunch of Zooeyheads.

Except for Tracie, who is a Matthead.

heals said...

Most of the time I have to think about this for a really long time while at work before I make a decision. Not this one. It was a slam dunk.

dguzman said...

Sooooo Zooooooey.

loony moony said...


Dani said...

Hmmmm I feel that this is being taken way to seriously this week. Therefore I vote the dead people burried behind them are in charge.

BeckEye said...

Zooey's in charge. She even has the power to turn me lesbo.

A Jaded Girl said...

It can not be him since he isnt even looking at the fricken camera. HEY INDIE BOY! Why dontcha hone in the ADD for just a sec?

She's not in charge because I dont like her dress.

I vote for the zombies that you all know are just seconds away from clawing their way out of the grave and tearing out the brains of She and Him for their freakish zombie Thanksgiving.

Wow Im a bit of a masochist tonight...

the misomaniac said...

she's looking cute and trying to hold his hand [possibly?]!

he's looking a bit bob dylan-esque and stoicly eschewing her advances! [incredible!]

he's definitely in charge.